Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Health Care gains in danger!!


"If President Trump thought the health care bill in the House was mean, I can tell you that the Senate Republican plan is downright nasty", Menendez said. If Vice President Mike Pence is called in to cast the 51st vote in favor of the Senate bill, GOP leaders could lose only one vote.

The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written.

The Senate health care bill created to replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn criticism from conservative Republican lawmakers who say the measure does not go far enough to repeal Obamacare. But some could pay more for less.

Medicaid funding is at the heart of the protester's complaints. S. Toomey must vote no on the Senate bill.

Ted Cruz Thursday said he couldn't back the bill. "A little negotiation, but it's going to be very good".

"We are encouraged that the draft Senate legislation funds cost-sharing reductions, which help those who need it most", BCBSA said in a statement. "We have not addressed that adequately", Sen. Voting yes on the Senate health care bill would be a vote directly against me, my family and all Pennsylvanians. These included maternity and hospital care, prescription drugs and mental health, to name a few. The CBO estimates that the House bill would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance but cut the federal deficit by $110 billion over 10 years.

Senate leaders hope to pass the bill before the July 4 recess. Johnson said Friday that would be "way too early". The estimate was released Friday by Arizona's Medicaid agency, which analyzed the effects of the legislation on the state health insurance program for low-income people.

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The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program.

Lawmakers will be "looking to see if there are things that we can do to refine it, and make it more acceptable to more members in our conference, to get to 50", Senator John Thune said. Paul has argued that the measure doesn't go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and, like the ACA, bails out large insurance companies.

"It's all these mandates that have artificially driven up the cost of insurance on the individual market", Sen. Republicans view Obama's Affordable Care Act as a costly government intrusion into the private marketplace.

Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year.

"It would be devastating for the people that we serve", she said.

Overall, as rightly pointed out by Spencer Perlman, director of health-care research at Veda Partners, the Senate plan has the "same architecture" but with "nicer furnishings".

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